DIY: Small Storage Containers

I can not throw away any type of plastic.  I feel too guilty.  It must come from all those years of school learning the 3  very important R’s (reduce, re-use, recycle).  So that said, I have a rather large stack of yogurt and cottage cheese containers under my sink.  I was looking for something to fill these small spaces on my old ikea shelf.  The containers fit perfect.   Next step was making them look cute.  I used some wood patterned foam sheets I found awhile back at a craft store here in town.  I just knew they would come in handy for something.  I cut them to size, then glued them onto the containers.  Did you know that Mexican’s love glue guns?  Yep they do.  They use them for everything…. hemming pants, hanging pictures, you name it.  Glue guns save lives around these parts.  Including mine.  No wonder I fit in here.  Anyways… then I worked on adding a little of life to them.  I played around with some of my favorite scrapbook paper, doilies, and some letters I had printed off.  Last step was to paint the lids with chalkboard paint.  The containers are perfect for storing anything little, that you usually can’t find a spot for. Mine hold marbles, little army men, Nerf bullets, extra game pieces, and I can’t remember what else at this moment.  The labels written with chalk make it easy to remember what’s in each.  Cute small storage containers.  Done.

So what do you think?
  1. Great idea! I never would have thought to do that in a million years…or ever had the ability to make a margerine container pretty!

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